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Papanasam Beach, North Cliff, Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 695141, India
entry fee
no entry fee
All days of the week
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

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Walk right into a surreally serene environment and let nature be a cure to your senses. One of the prettiest beaches of the region, the Varkala Beach also has a unique character. In the otherwise flat coastline of Kerala, this beach is the only one which has cliffs near the Arabian Sea. Geographically, the region if of great interest to geologists, also technically called the Varkala Formation. You'll find several natural water springs and interesting rock formations, transporting you into a place that will feel quite like paradise.

The Varkala Beach is also commonly known as the Papanasam beach. Papanasam literally translates as "the destruction of all evil", and a popular belief among pilgrims suggests that a dip in the beach will wash all their sins away. Enjoy a light meal and snacks at the little shops around the beach. Swim, stroll, walk up the cliff, guzzle down liquids, read a book, try chess or Scrabble, do yoga, fly a Frisbee, or simply laze in the sun and soak in the sea. In October-February, the sea is ideal for swimming. Deckchairs and sun umbrellas are easy to hire. The famous Sivagiri Mutt is also close by, so you can plan a nice long day excursion in and around the beach.

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Sameer Thakur
Sameer Thakur
very pretty, amazing experience..
Jun 25 2014
varkala beach is very beautiful and very neat and clean. we spent 3 days completely at varkala beach, had a really lovely time.. the best thing on this beach is that u have to go down from the cliffs in order to reach the beach.. stunning beach thoug ...... read more
Piyush Jain
Piyush Jain
Outstanding atmosphere
Jun 24 2014
We friends planned to visit this place for enjoying our holidays. It was a great place to spend your holidays though it is not very popular in India as i found more foreigners at this place. The management there have kept this place very clean. There ...... read more